Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tulip Festival At The Park

LAST WEEKEND WAS THE TULIP FESTIVAL IN OUR TOWN PARK.  THEY PLANT THOUSANDS OF TULIPS ALL AROUND THE PARK EVERY SPRING.  IT'S A GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF COLOR, MAKING IT EVEN LOVELIER TO WALK AROUND THE LAKE AND ALONG THE PATHS.  I GAVE YOU A PEEK AT ONE PHOTO IN OUR WORDLESS WEDNESDAY POST, TIPTOEING THROUGH THE TULIPS. NOW I'LL SHARE THE REST OF THE PHOTOS OF PHOEBE'S DAY AT THE TULIP FESTIVAL.

I love this photo of the lake with the swans swimming serenely along, and pretty tulips lining the water's edge.  These two swans make a nest every year and have babies, it's so sweet!

Tulip Festival at the park

Phoebe sits and contemplates life among the tulips.

Phoebe among the tulips at the Tulip Festival

The tulips are everywhere, around the lake and along all the pathways!  There are tons of different varieties and colors of tulips!

Beautiful tulips line the pathways and the lake at our park's Tulip Festival

Phoebe is posing on one of the decks around the lake.  A couple of fountains help aerate the lake to keep it clean (you can see one in the background).  There are not only swans that call this lake home, but ducks, geese, fish and turtles all live in harmony on the lake!

Hecksher Park, Huntington, Long Island NY

So we never forget, the park created this 9/11 memorial to commemorate the attacks of September 11th, 2001.  Many people in our town work in the Wall Street area.  This memorial honors those in our community who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks in New York City.  The vertical steel pieces of artwork that line the walkway to the memorial fountain were constructed of steel that came from the World Trade Center.  The fountain is at the end of this walkway, but I wanted to be respectful and not disturb the people who were visiting it so I don't have a photo of that.

Memorial to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Hecksher Park, Huntington, NY

PHOEBE LOVED HER DAY AT THE TULIP FESTIVAL.  THERE WERE SO MANY NEW SMELLS AND PRETTY FLOWERS, DOGS AND PEOPLE TO MEET & SNIFF.  I HOPE YOU ENJOYED HER PHOTOS!  

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6 comments:

  1. So pretty and looks like a great time. Ottawa, which is the big city closest to us and where we use to live has a huge tulip festival for 3 weeks every May. During WWII Canada turned part of a hospital into Dutch land so the princess could be born on Dutch soil and ever since the Dutch have provided us with a lot of tulips!

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    1. Wow, what a great story! Thanks so much for sharing that with us. It must be such a beautiful spectacle seeing all those tulips every year. I love seeing tulips, that's how you know Spring is finally here!

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  2. That is a beautiful park along the lake. Phoebe is very good about those tulips - Misty would have been eating them:) Love that shot with the head tilt.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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    1. I love this park, it's so close to our house so I go there often. It's so peaceful and pretty. I have to keep the dogs out of the tulips since they're toxic to pets!

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  3. What a beautiful tribute to 9/11. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I'm so glad they created that memorial, it means a lot to the town. My favorite part is that the steel beams along the pathway to the fountain actually came from the towers. It really is a lovely tribute, I think about the people who lost their lives every time I walk by the memorial, which is quite often.

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